Vending machine beer. I guess we roll with the honor system around here because we bought a couple of beers out of the machine down the hall and no one came to verify our age.
I believe the drinking age here is 20.
We have the dollar store. They have the 100 Yen Shop. They’re all over the place & each one seems different from the last. I was in that was primarily food, while another was mostly household goods and crafts.
Look at this picture of a street a couple blocks from where we’re staying. Notice there’s no trash anywhere and you won’t see many trash cans either. One day while walking through the city, Rob & I noticed how clean everything was, and one morning, we were out and about early, and saw people cleaning up the sidewalks.
I looked into this and generally speaking, people in Japan are just clean. Everyone is raised to clean up after themselves and not to clutter or dirty their areas. The people cleaning up the sidewalks are actually owners and employees of the local businesses and it’s everyone’s responsibility to keep things looking nice. There are few trash can throughout the city because everyone is expected to handle their own garbage, and people are conditioned to do so. I’ve noticed that generally where there are vending machines, there are also recycling bins.
This isn’t the greatest picture but it’ll have to do for now.
This is an apartment that you can see from one side of the hotel. If you look closely, you’ll notice there are a couple apartments with clothes hanging outside to dry.
I’ve heard that apartments in Japan are so small, that few of them have dryers and many people have to hang their clothes to dry. We’ve seen some of this in Yokosuka but we saw lots of this in Kamakura as we rode the train past different neighborhoods.
I guess we’re living the high life with our shared laundry facilities.
We walked by an entertainment store in the mall. Bohemian Rhaspody was just as big over here! These people love Queen! They had pictures and posters in every single window.
Lovely banners such as this one line the streets.
Hopefully we’ll see most of these places while we’re here!
These little dried fish and crabs are sold everywhere & are used to season things such as broths and soups.
The grocery stores back home don’t sell orchids that look like these!
If you’re only looking for two or three glasses of wine, go ahead and get the normal sized bottle. If you’re sharing or looking for a few more glasses, get the big bottle on the bottom. It’s enormous.
City of Yokosuka